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We're told:

. . . A restriction that applies to all the images licensed under Creative Commons is that you must attribute the image, that is, give credit to its creator ("author") by citing his or her name, artist's name or online-gallery user name.

OK so far, but when in conjunction with:

Some images licensed under Creative Commons are inserted into this camera wiki with no author name. This is only allowed if the person who inserted the picture is the author him/herself; although the author's name may be omitted for use of the image within this camera wiki website, the image may not be used elsewhere without attribution.


Perhaps either:

A. Delete "without attribution".


B. ". . . may not be used elsewhere other than with an attribution to"

(NB these two "solutions" [or misunderstandings] are entirely different from each other.) Or

C. Something else again that I can't now think of.

Incidentally, is there any particular reason for "this camera wiki website" as opposed to "Camera-Wiki" or ""? Zuleika 02:42, 24 March 2011 (PDT)

Thank you, Dustin. Zuleika 03:18, 24 March 2011 (PDT)

Oops! Sorry to butt in: Didn't realise you were still here, but I agreed it wasn't clear so I just jumped in and edited it (feel free to Undo). I didn't think the passive was helping understanding of that last bit. I think what's being said is that it's ok for the author to leave their name out, but not anyone else. However, I think that authors omitting their own name should be discouraged too. I guess the 'this camera wiki' may arise from the period of uncertainty over which camera wiki this was going to be. --Dustin McAmera 03:23, 24 March 2011 (PDT)

Vox here--yes, early on there was a struggle to get a site name that was acceptable to all parties and which had all the domain variants available (tiresome history here). We had already begun editing the site and replacing instances where "Camerapedia" appeared as the site name so that vague placeholder probably still exists in a few places. Feel free to replace everywhere you find it. --Vox 09:14, 24 March 2011 (PDT)